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Palmyra Leaf 24 (March 2014)...

[29 Mar 2014]

Autumn 2014 edition of Palmyrah leaf, newsletter of Hartley College PPA (NSW) has been published. It contains information about our upcoming annual cultural program, student achievements and new hostel opening at the school and also project updates and sports news.

Special Appeal for Vision 2020

Update [06 Apr 2014]

"We would like to thank the members for their generous and quick response for this appeal. We have so far collected $1,800 towards this. We would like to leave this appeal open for few more days before we send this contribution".

I am glad to meet you all through this special message/appeal. As you all are aware HCPPA NSW has been implementing number of community related projects. This year we have initiated (or continuing) the following major projects:

  • Continue to support Vishvamadu educational/community facility. This year we are funding the teachers' fee, roof repair works for an existing facility, books and power connection. The total contribution for this year at this facility is $1,800
  • Funding for an after school tuition centre for the entire Mullaitivu zone A/L students (325 in total). The total contribution for this is $2,600
  • Support Feeder Schools to Hartley College. Five schools from Vadamarachchi East were selected. HCPPA NSW decided to support Book donation to each school library. Each school will receive Rs.20,000 as the stage 1 support (plus transport cost, total of $970). We will then monitor and consider stage 2 support of another Rs.20,000 each.

We annually commit at least one third of the Kalaizh Chuwei collection of the previous year for community projects. This year we have exceeded this allocation. However, as we all know there are lots of community needs and through this appeal we would like to request a special contribution from you to fulfil one of those.

Special Appeal

In partnership with Vision 2020, Assist RR has organised four cataract surgery camps restoring vision to nearly 400 patients within the last 9 months in North and East of Sri Lanka. They also provide lenses and consumables to assist surgeries to needy patients at hospitals, where there are house surgeons.

Vision 2020 informed Assist RR that they are struggling to supply lenses and other consumables to hospitals for the cataract surgeries. Vision 2020 mostly depends on donors to supply lenses and consumables. If we could donate lenses and other necessary items at a cost of around $30 dollars per surgery and they will supply these to hospitals in the North and East of SL.

Our target is to donate 50 lenses and other necessary items at a total cost of $1,500. Please consider supporting this and forward this to your friends and family. Your assistance would help to eliminate treatable blindness and restore vision to many vulnerable people back home. Our account details are given below. Please reply back to us (hcppa_nsw@googlegroups.com) if you are depositing any money.

Vision 2020 confirmed that they will arrange list of patients benefiting from these surgeries, and acknowledgement letters from Vision 2020 and the surgeons. HCPPA NSW will also publish these documents on our website.

Account Name : HCPPA-NSW
Bank       : St George bank
BSB         : 112879
Account   : 109066062

PS: Please put "your name" as reference to reconcile our books.


More information about Assist Resettlement & Renaissance can be found below.

Kalaizh Chuwei 2013 Videos

We are proud to publish the videos of Kalaizh Chuwei 2013. The whole program is divided into 4 parts. We hope you will be enjoying this mega hit show.

Part 1 - Introduction and Cultural Dance by Pathmalaya Acedamy of Fine Arts

Part 2 - Thank you Speech, Kalakkapouvathau Yaaru, and Live Music by Vishwaas

Part 3 - Live Music by Vishwaas continues

Part 4 - Live Music by Vishwaas, Awards and Conclusion


Hartley has again produced very good results in the A/L examination 2013. There are 27 students received good results including 13 students in the maths stream. Click here for the details.

Annual Blood Donation Camp - November 2013

Hartley College held the annual blood donation camp on 19th and 20th November 2013 in memory of the five students drowned during an educational excursion in 1999. This year, the school achieved a proud national record with 264 members including teachers, parents, students and well wishers donating blood to this remembrance event.

Entrants to Universities from Z- score (GCE A/L)

We would like to mention that this is an another successful year to Hartley College in relation to the number of students entering to various universities across the nation based on the recently released GCE AL Z- Score by the University Grant Commission. As per the released Z-score, 42 Students from our school will be entering to number of universities including 12 students for engineering and 4 students for Medicine. The detail information with the individual names and the their streams have been uploaded here

Annual Cricket Hartley Vs Hindu

Cricket summary

The annual cricket match between Hartley College and Jaffna Hindu College was conducted on the 7 Oct 2013 at Jones Park Parramatta. This is the big sporting event in our calendar. As usual we had two games. One for open age group and the other one for over 40 age group.

This event was organised as family event. Families from each side were encouraged to come, support, and meet each other. Players and members from both schools brought delicious food for morning and lunch. We thank for that great effort first.

We should also mention the support of Excellent Jewellers for their continuous sponsorship for this annual event.

The weather was good on that. It started as sunny and became overcast. But, no rain interrupted the play. The match summary is given below:

Open age game

Jaffna Hindu won and toss and elected to bat first. Hartley bowlers bowled well in the opening overs and took 3 early wickets. Ranjaan and Vasanth bowled well at the beginning overs. Hindu was restricted to 5 for 104 in 25 overs. Nirmalan batted well and made 49 runs and Murali making 21 runs. But, it was Vijithan who really scored a quick fire 56 runs for Hindu to reach 206 at the end of 40 overs.

Vasanth, Ranjan, and Ananth bowled well for Hartley College. Hartley's run chase began poorly by losing two early wickets. However, Vasanth played a gem of an innings to march towards the required total. After losing 3 wickets for 44 runs Vasanth steadied the innings with the help of Vinoth. Both had a partnership of nearly 80 runs before Vinoth was out for 19 runs. Vasanth continued on and scored an excellent 84 runs. But, in the end Hartley could not cross the required runs and finished scoring 183 runs. It was a very close game and well done boys. Better luck next time. Nirmalan bowled well for Hindu by picking up 4 wickets.

Player of the match - Nirmalan (Hindu)
Best Batsman - Vasanth (Hartley)
Best bowler - Nirmalan (Hindu)
Best fielder - Ranjithan (Hindu)

Over 40 game

Again Jaffna Hindu won the toss and elected to bat first. Hindu lost their first wicket early. However, Viji and Ramesh played well and added nearly 80 runs partnership. They scored 45 and 35 runs respectively. It was then Suba who really batted well with a solid 52 runs. Sri and Naresh scored some quick runs at the end to help Hindu reach 221 runs in the 40 overs. For Hartley Johnson and Ragavan bowled well by picking up 3 and 2 wickets each.

Hartley began the run chase well with Kannan and Krishna opening the batting with a 54 run partnership. Krishna lost his wicket for 22 runs. Kannan continued on and scored 56 runs. Hartley lost their way in the middle overs. Baskaran's quick runs (23) at the end were not enough. Hartley was all out for 167.

Siva and Srikantha bowled well for Hindu by picking up 3 wickets each.

Player of the match - Subathasan
Best Batsman - Kannan
Best bowler - Siva
Best fielder - Manimaran

HCPPA-NSW AGM2013 and Family BBQ

Hartley College PPA NSW Branch Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday, 20th October 2013 at Ted Burge Sports Hall Merrylands from 11am to 1:30pm.

Along with the AGM, family members of the past pupils enjoyed BBQ Lunch and sports activities.

The AGM started at 11:10am presided by the president R. Krishnakumaran. There were 28 members present.

Summary of AGM:

Presentation of past year activities - by the President.

Mr. Krishnakumaran thanked all the members and well wishes for the continued support towards the association and its activities specially School Development, Kalaizh Chuwei cultural fundraiser program and humanitarian efforts.

Refer to the attached presentation slides to the summary of the activities and future plans

Financial Report - by Treasurer

Mr A. Aravinthan presented audited 2012-2013 Financial Report indicating a strengthening position to previous year. After few questions financial report was adopted unanimously.

Key activities presented are as follows:


  • Funded 5 new computers for lower class students-stage 1($2,750)
  • Funded six different annual awards to recognise high performing students in various subject areas
  • Funded a pilot program for G.C.E(O/L) and A/L students($250)


  • Funded annual soccer expenses($1,100)


  • Contributed for 175th year celebration held at school(1,230)
  • Contributed to buy land which will be used for technical laboratory($7,300)
  • Contributed to other school needs($600)

Wider community Assistance:

  • Funded community/education hall at Visvamadu($2,060)
  • Funded two teachers for after school teaching(Rs.100,000)
  • Contributed to Rama Krishna Mission flood appeal ($1,800).
  • Awards program to encourage Tamil students in NSW.


  • Annual Tennis match with Jaffna Hindu College
  • Annual Cricket matches with

  • . Jaffna College
    . Royal College
    . Combined school
    . Anbalayam trophy- charity event
  • Update about Kalaizh Chuwei 2013

Election of New Committee Members

Election was conducted for the new office bearers. Mr. R. Krishnakumaran was elected as the new president and Mr. S. Subenthiran was elected as the vice-President. Please the link below for the full details of the new members and their positions.

Click here for HCPPA-NSW 2013-2014 Committee Members

Family BBQ Lunch and Fun Games

Following the AGM members joined the family with BBQ and Fun Games involving the children.

Click here for AGM and Family BBQ Photos

Click here for the full presentation

Kalaizh Chuwei 2013 Photos...[17 Oct 2013]

Kalaizh Chuwei 2013 Photos have been uploaded to our web site.

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